08.05.2019: Are the Brewers sunk? Searching for silver linings, talking trade deadline and revisiting a wild 2015 trade with Doug Melvin

Aug 05, 2019, 10:00 AM

A look at what ails the Brewers, breaking down their deadline deals and a chat with Doug Melvin about a memorable 2015 trade-deadline exchange.

The free-falling Milwaukee Brewers get swept in Chicago; is there any way they claw back into the playoff chase? Brewers beat reporter Tom Haudricourt joins host JR Radcliffe to discuss what's gone wrong, what's left to cling to, and how he evaluates what the Brewers did at the trade deadline. Did they give up on Jesus Aguilar and Mauricio Dubon? Plus: Trent Grisham arrives earlier than expected, Travis Shaw's struggles continue, and did the Brewers truly misfire with Miley and Smyly? Plus, how concerning should Baseball America's rock-bottom ranking of Milwaukee's farm system be?

Then, JR Radcliffe sits down with former Brewers general manager Doug Melvin to look back at a memorable 2015 trade deadline maneuver that sent Carlos Gomez and Mike Fiers to the Astros for Domingo Santana, Brett Phillips, Josh Hader and Adrian Houser. The exchange featured some wild drama, when an earlier trade to the Mets was nixed -- possibly by a crying infielder? Melvin talked about the zaniness of the moment and how his staff was quickly able to make lemonade out of a lemon.

Music intro: https://www.bensound.com/royalty-free-music. Sound effect: WALLA Ballpark Cheer William Tell Overture Organ by AshFox on freesound.org.